Injured Union Workers Do Not Forget your Settlement

Union workers injured on the job are entitled to a settlement.

Illinois law provides that an injured worker may receive medical benefits, off work pay, and settlement pay for the injury.

Some insurance companies will “forget” to pay the injured worker the settlement.

This saves the insurance companies thousands of dollars over time.

The settlement in Illinois is based on the nature and extent of the injury.

There is no payment for pain and suffering for Illinois Workers’ Compensation claims. However, the settlement is based on whether surgery is involved, the specific body part injured, and what limitations result.

Are you a union worker who has been hurt on the job? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your case without charge.

Extra Protections for Injured Illinois First Responders

Illinois law has extra benefits when a Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, police officer, or State Police officer are injured on the job.

When an injured, most first responders who are totally off work while injured in the line of duty can receive 100 percent pay.

The typical pay for off work status in a work injury case is 2/3 pay.

Exposure to certain chemicals that cause cancer in Firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics is presumed to be caused by the workplace.

This is advantageous because it reduces the burden of proof for the injured worker.

Injured workers in Illinois are entitled to off work pay, medical coverage, and settlement for the injuries suffered.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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In Illinois you may be able to recover for negligent actions and for a Workers’ Compensation claim. It all depends on the parties involved and the circumstances surrounding the injury. Make sure to talk with an Illinois Work Comp lawyer.